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Old 12-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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How did bottle day go? I always get a kick out of my designated taster on those days. You all know what I mean. There 's not enough for another full bottle so you may as well go ahead and drink it now. I can get a handle on alcohol content as well as taste. By the time the mess is cleaned she say's everything taste good. <gg> Mike

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:31 AM   #12
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I'll be waiting until this Friday to bottle. Went back and looked at my start date and I'm trying to give it a solid six months. We started on July 4 so I guess I'll be a little more patient.

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:33 PM   #13
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I always filter first, add 1/4 tsp k-meta while it's filtering, then bottle immediately. I take 1/2 cup sanitizing solution and a funnel and pour the solution from one bottle to the next, placing each bottle upside down on the dishwasher racks to drain (or use a bottle tree if you have one). I place the corks in a steamer basket with lid over a pot with about 1/4 cup sanitizing solution so the fumes will treat them while I'm working with the bottles. Then it's an easy process of grabbing a bottle, filling it, and corking it with a floor corker (highly recommended).

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:54 AM   #14
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Bottled the blueberry last week...still have 18 of 25 bottles left

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #15
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....and now just 13

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #16
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Bottled the blueberry last week...still have 18 of 25 bottles left
Looks great, good job getting it nice and clear.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #17
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Speaking of clear... just opened my first bottle of home brew last night. Its awesome...but at the bottom of every bottle was sluffed off yeast, how do you prevent this from happening? It really was the only thing that kept this first batch from being perfect.

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #18
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Nick -

That's what a homebrew is. That's what happens when you bottle Carb. The only way to avoid the bottom garbage is to keg, then fill bottles with a Blichmann beer gun. Best bet is to learn the perfect pour. And leave that junk in the bottle.

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #19
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@janson Thats what i was affraid of. I have keg system, but its set up for commercial kegs not corny kegs. Started pouring very differently after the first one.

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